Vernal G. Riffe Building

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10/20/1997 (creation)
Related people
Perkins + Will (architect)
Burgess and Niple (architect)
Architect/Engineer approved: 1989; Schematic Design approved: 1990; Design Development Document approved: 1991; Construction Document approved: 1991; Bids opened: 1992; Contracts Awarded: 1992; Construction: 1992-1994; Dedication: 1994
North and Central America->United States->Ohio->Franklin (county)->Columbus
The Vernal G. Riffe Building is located at 496 West 12th Avenue The Ohio State University campus. The building is connected to Parks Hall, the College of Pharmacy. The Riffe Building was named in honor of Vernal G. Riffe, Jr., the Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives and avid supporter of the University. It houses the Biological Sciences/ Pharmacy Library as well as offices and research laboratories for faculty members and a state-of-the-art Biomedical Instrument Center.
Type of Construction: Reinforced concrete frame, masonry skin
Project Captain: Yanscik, Ray
General Contractor: Sherman R. Smoot Company
Plumbing: Julian Speer Company
Electric: Buckeye Electric Company
The Riffe Building is Herrick Archives Building PH 266 (see link below).
Keywords: United States, Ohio, Franklin County, Columbus, The Ohio State University, institutional buildings, school buildings, Vernal G. Riffe, Jr. Bldg. Alternate names: Biological Science- Parks Hall connector building; Bioscience/Parks Hall Addition, views, drawings and/or plans. Submitted by Jane McMaster.
1980s (1980 - 1989)
1990s (1990 - 1999)
Johnson, R. (1995). Ralph Johnson of Perkins & Will: Buildings and Projects. New York: Rizzoli International publications, Inc. p. 98.